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Still worthy of our attention!,
This review is from: Something/Anything? (Audio CD)
I first became aware of Todd in 1974, when having newly got into Sparks with 'This Town..' single taken from their 3rd album 'Kimono My House.' I found out Sparks had made 2 albums before hand. their 2nd was 'A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing' as produced by James Lowe of the Electric Prunes, but equally as important, when Sparks were still called Halfnelson(1968-1972) they recorded their self -titled debut album
as produced by Todd Rundgren(and engineered by afore mention James Lowe) during 1970-71 and released in '71. When the band changed their name to Sparks in 1972 and got signed to Warner Bros off-shoot label Bearsville and re-released as 'Sparks' and their 1st single 'Wonder Girl.' The quality and diversity of genre of music styles of this still available album is as worthy of attention as anything Todd has put out himself.
Just listen to 'No More Mr Nice Guy's and the rip-roaring guitar solo by Jim Mankey(normaly on bass duties), or the Who-esque 'High C.'